PATTERSON PLEADS GUILTY

JAKE PATTERSON, THE MAN WHO KIDNAPPED JAYME CLOSS AND MURDERED HER PARENTS, PLEADS GUILTY TO TWO COUNTS OF 1ST DEGREE INTENTIONAL HOMICIDE AND ONE COUNT OF KIDNAPPING. PATTERSON APPEARED BEFORE A BARRON COUNTY JUDGE THIS AFTERNOON AND TOLD THE JUDGE HE UNDERSTOOD THAT HE WAS PLEADING GUILTY TO THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM AND GIVING UP HIS RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL. PATTERSON FACES THE POSSIBILITY OF TWO LIFE SENTENCES FOR THE MURDERS OF JAYME’S PARENTS, JAMES AND DENISE CLOSS. HIS SENTENCING HEARING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MAY 24TH AT 1:30P.M.

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When the “Victims” Strike Back

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Less Than Compelling

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Un-settling the Science

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Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…